Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) is the largest African Coca-Cola bottler, contributing to 40% of all Coca-Cola volumes on the continent. With a workforce of over 17,000 employees, CCBA serves a combined population of over 300 million people across Africa. The company envisions refreshing Africa every day, striving to make the continent a better place by fostering successful business growth and creating a better shared future for employees, customers, consumers, communities, the planet, and shareholders. CCBA operates as a world-class, customer-oriented, socially and environmentally conscious fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company, driven by engaged, motivated, and inspired employees.
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Position: Syrup Room Assistant
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Job Type: Manufacturing & Technical
Contract Type: Permanent
Application Deadline: December 01, 2023
A Syrup Room Assistant plays a crucial role in the manufacturing process within the beverage industry, specifically in a company like Coca-Cola Beverages Africa. This position involves working in the syrup room, where the essential ingredients for beverage production, such as syrups and concentrates, are prepared. Below is an overview of the responsibilities, qualifications, and skills associated with the Syrup Room Assistant profession:
**1. Key Responsibilities:
a. Operating Process Area: Syrup Room Assistants are responsible for operating the syrup room’s equipment and processes according to established work instructions and standards.
b. Quality Control: Conducting necessary quality checks is a significant aspect of the role. This includes adhering to quality control and analysis work practices to ensure the production of high-quality beverage syrups.
c. Housekeeping and Safety: Maintaining cleanliness in the syrup room is vital. Syrup Room Assistants apply 5S principles, follow safe work practices, and identify and correct any unsafe work practices to ensure a safe working environment.
d. Team Collaboration: Assisting fellow team members in their tasks is essential for smooth operations. Active participation in shift meetings, asking questions, and contributing suggestions are encouraged.
e. Inventory Management: The role may involve picking beverage concentrates and bases in-store as directed by the process operator, contributing to efficient inventory management.
f. Problem Solving: Using situational problem-solving techniques, such as the 5Why method and quick fix routines, to identify and correct issues is part of the Syrup Room Assistant’s responsibilities.
g. Quality Checks and Analysis: Carrying out quality checks and analyses as per established procedures to ensure that the final product meets quality standards.
h. Communication: Utilizing communication media, such as shift handover books, to stay informed about issues and inform others in the team.
i. Continuous Improvement: Making use of tools like the gap list to record issues, problems, and improvement opportunities, contributing to the continuous improvement of processes.
j. Food Safety: Participating in the implementation of the food safety management system and reporting any food safety, defense, and fraud-related issues to the appropriate channels.
**2. Qualifications and Skills:
a. Education: A minimum requirement is a Diploma in Food Science, industrial chemistry, or a related field.
b. Experience: Proficiency in all aspects of food processing operations and process control is expected.
c. Additional Skills: Computer and technical skills are considered an added advantage, showcasing the increasing importance of technology in the manufacturing sector.
a. Teamwork: Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
b. WCM Foundational Practices: Understanding the application of World Class Manufacturing (WCM) foundational practices.
c. Troubleshooting: Possessing the skills to identify and address issues as they arise.
d. Quality Control: Familiarity with quality control practices and principles.
e. Bottling Principles: Understanding the principles and processes involved in beverage bottling.
f. Product Handling Knowledge: Knowledge of proper handling procedures for beverage products.
g. Computer Knowledge: Familiarity with basic computer applications relevant to the manufacturing process.
h. SHEQ Policies: Understanding and adherence to Safety, Health, Environment, and Quality (SHEQ) policies and procedures.
Opportunities for career growth and development
Comprehensive benefits package
Engaging and motivating work environment
Contribution to the success of a socially and environmentally conscious FMCG company
To be eligible for the Syrup Room Assistant position, candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications:
Diploma in Food Science, industrial chemistry, or any other related field
Proficiency in all aspects of food processing operations and process control
Computer and technical skills (an added advantage)
The successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
Operating the process area according to work instructions and adhering to working standards.
Conducting required quality checks as described in the quality control and analysis work practice.
Performing housekeeping tasks, applying 5S principles, and following safe work practices.
Identifying and correcting unsafe work practices.
Assisting fellow team members in the execution of their tasks.
Carrying out quality checks and analysis as per the quality procedures.
Picking beverage concentrates and bases in-store as directed by the process operator.
Actively participating in shift meetings, asking questions, and contributing suggestions.
Using the gap list to record issues, problems, and improvement opportunities.
Utilizing relevant communication media (e.g., shift handover books) to stay informed and inform others of issues.
Applying appropriate situational problem-solving techniques (e.g., 5Why, quick fix routines, OPLs) to identify and correct problems.
Participating in the implementation of the food safety management system.
Reporting food safety, defense, and fraud-related issues to QAQC / QAT or SHEQ Manager.
Skills, Experience & Education:
Minimum requirement: Diploma in Food Science, industrial chemistry, or any other related field
Added advantage: Computer and technical skills.
All aspects of food processing operations and process control
Ability to work in teams.
Understanding of the application of WCM foundational practices.
Quality control practices and principles.
Bottling principles and processes.
Product handling knowledge.
Understanding of SHEQ policies and procedures.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit their applications along with a detailed resume and cover letter to the official website (https://careers.ccbagroup.com/global/en/job/CCB231117-2/Syrup-Room-Assistant. Please include the reference number in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The deadline for submitting applications is December 01, 2023.
For inquiries or additional information, please contact our official website at https://careers.ccbagroup.com/global/en/job/CCB231117-2/Syrup-Room-Assistant for updates and more about Coca-Cola Beverages Africa.
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